A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Blackbirds fledging


This reminded me of Spring Watch last year. On dusk yesterday I noticed this young Blackbird just outside the utility room window sat on the grass. I thought it was a leaf at first but as I moved closer it opened it's mouth to be fed! I noticed the colour of it's feathers well matured, only the yellow gape reminiscent of a youngster.  Retreating inside again we spotted the mother bird busy in and out of the bush nearby, apparently feeding others. Hopefully this little bird found somewhere safe to spend the night, no sign of it this morning.

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